Hospital Administrator: Angela Linvill
Starting off as a Client Service Representative here at Encina Veterinary Hospital in 2002, Angela Linvill has steadily proven herself to be an asset to the practice. Currently our Hospital Administrator, Angela oversees the day-to-day operations of all departments, and is responsible for all marketing, finance, information technology, human resources, and the strategic development of the practice. Angela holds a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University, and is currently working towards her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management. Sharing her home with her husband, cat (Toby), three parrots (an African Grey parrot and two Senegal parrots) and one snake (a ball python), life is never dull. When not at work, you might find Angela and her husband taking their cat for a walk on his leash, hanging out with their new nephew or hiking up Mt. Diablo looking for tarantulas!
Client Service Representative’s Team Leader: Barbara Ewart
Barbara Ewart joined Encina Veterinary Hospital in December of 1980 and supervises the Client Service Representative team. Barbara manages day-to-day duties of the client service representatives to ensure all clients and patients are greeted with compassion and care. With over 30 years of experience, Barbara provides the hands on leadership to make certain her department provides exceptional client care at every point of interaction whether on the phone or in person. Outside of work, Barbara enjoys trying new foods and recipes, staying in shape and reading murder mysteries in her down time.
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Doctor Assistant’s Team Leader: Kathy Shuttlesworth
Kathy Shuttlesworth began her career at Encina Veterinary Hospital in July of 1998 as a client service representative. Soon afterward, she was promoted to become the first Doctor’s Assistant in the pilot program started by the founder, Dr. Roger Johnson. This is a position unique to Encina Veterinary Hospital. The Doctor’s Assistant acts as a liaison between the client and the veterinarian. Kathy molded the position making it a pivotal role in the line of communication between client and doctor, and now supervises and trains the Doctor’s Assistant Team. She is also the primary contact for any questions clients may have about Encina Veterinary Hospital. Kathy contributes to the Human Resources Department and wants to achieve certification in a Human Resource Management Program. During her free time she enjoys camping with her family and is training to run in her first 5k.
Patient Care Team: Kristyn Kaminski
Kristyn joined our Patient Care Team as a Veterinary Technician in 2011. In one year, after dedicating herself to providing the best possible care for our patients and their families, she was promoted to the Team Leader position of the Patient Care Team. Kristyn oversees the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), outpatient, and surgical departments daily, as well as each and every pet that comes through the doors at Encina Veterinary Hospital. When she is not working at Encina, she likes to cook, go hiking, visit her family on the east coast, and spend her time with her two cats, Finnigan and Neville, and rescued three legged dog, Monk.